November 19, 2013

DREAM Fund: Jingle Mingle Coming


This past weekend we took our household - currently consisting of 3 adults and 4 children - to attend the DREAM Fund Chili and Rib Cook Off. The event was small but interestingly enough our whole crew had a blast. 
DREAM - which stands for Dedicating Resources to Employees of Advertising and Media - is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting the community of advertising, public relations and media professionals across the Southwest. They provide assistance to colleagues in media – throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana – by providing financial assistance and emotional support during times of personal crisis.
Since 1991, DREAM Fund has gifted over $1,500,000 to individuals facing illness, medical emergencies and other unexpected hardship. The Chili and Rib Cook Off is a fundraiser to help establish the fund so that the financial support is there when it is needed.
All of the adults had a great time going from booth to booth trying out the food and complimentary drinks provided by each of the organizations represented. The kids on the other hand thought it was great fun to get balloon animals, incredibly detailed face paint and run through the bounce house obstacle course over and over again.





It was a lot of fun and on top of it we were supporting a good cause. The DREAM Fund is set up to help those in media who are suffering personal hardships. 

They have another event coming up - Jingle Mingle. Jingle Mingle is one of the biggest holiday parties in town. Ten different media, advertising and creative organizations have partnered together to make this the most fun you'll have at any party this Christmas. The party will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 at Gilley's Dallas. 

You'll socialize with over 600 marketing, advertising, media, and communications professionals and enjoy Texas beers and wines, a delicious  appetizer buffet, great music, and fun activities such as caricatures and a green screen for photo ops.

Buy a ticket before December 6 and you'll be able to attend for $45. Then regular price tickets are on sale until December 9 for $50.

Forget? That's alright too, you can buy a late ticket up until the day of the event for $75. Or you can always make a donation to DREAM to help someone in need and spend the evening with friends and family!